Blackboard Learn

Online learning management system and course management

About Blackboard Learn

Blackboard enables you to provide today’s diverse employees and learners with the flexible professional development, training, and online learning that they need to be successful. Our learning platforms are built on the fundamentals of how people learn, enabling learning online, on-demand, and in real-time. learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls.

Our comprehensive solution is more than an LMS. It is a fully unified learning platform is that is trusted, flexible and impactful. And our support and experience ensures your success.

Pricing starting from:

US$9,500.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$9,500.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Blackboard Learn

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Features

Total features of Blackboard Learn: 49

  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Certification Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Content Library
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty/Staff Management
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Management
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Online Calendar
  • Progress Tracking
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Scoring
  • Self-Learning
  • Social Learning
  • Student Information/Records
  • Student Management
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Test/Quiz Creation
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Training Administration
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.0 /5
(400)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
3.8/5
Customer Support
3.9/5

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Nhat
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Blackboard Learn Review

Reviewed on 3/11/2021

I had great experience with Blackboard Learn and I will continue to use it in the future. I have...

I had great experience with Blackboard Learn and I will continue to use it in the future. I have not found any other education software out there that can do what Blackboard Learn does.

Pros

It is easy to use and has all of the feature I need like auto grade, the ability to create quiz and text on the fly and allow the student to get involved in the discussion.

Cons

There is nothing I do not like about the software.

Alternatives Considered

Google Classroom

Reasons for Choosing Blackboard Learn

Google classroom do not have the ability to auto grade and it does not have the ability to organized things in different pages like Blackboard.

Switched From

Google Classroom

Reasons for Switching to Blackboard Learn

I chose Blackboard Learn over these alternative because it is a higher quality product with far better features than any other I have ever seen.
Ziyaad
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

A good environment for students

Reviewed on 6/8/2022

Really nice experience especially since I went remote, very easy to learn because of its user...

Really nice experience especially since I went remote, very easy to learn because of its user friendly UI, it sometimes feels better than being in the office/class

Pros

The calendar was a great feature, I would always catch myself going there to see what I have due on which days, its a really nice addition to stay organized and check due dates in the case I forgot. Another additional feature would be recordings, having a space to go back and check previous recordings was great as well

Cons

Not being able to import the calendar to google calendars or going through a lengthy process to do it, Linking it with outlook calendar can be confusing as well at some points.

Joshua
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  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Great LMS for school or uni

Reviewed on 15/7/2022

Pros

Blackboard is reliable and easy to use LMS, requiring little to no direction or training for new users. Communication and notifications are great, found all in one place for easy access and viewing. Gradebook is another fantastic feature. All the information about your assessments can be found in one place, including submission dates, marking criteria and overall grades. Submission process is great, allowing users to thoroughly review their documents and their similarity report before submission.

Cons

UI could be updated to be more user-friendly, e.g., minimise clicks, add more shortcuts for site navigation. Features to allow for collaboration in group projects/tasks would be useful as many users prefer external software for collaboration, communication between students and instructors and productivity. However, it is perfectly adequate for users familiar with the LMS.

Arturo
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Your new classroom (digital)

Reviewed on 26/5/2022

The experience that Blackboard gives you is satisfactory since several other platforms, its...

The experience that Blackboard gives you is satisfactory since several other platforms, its management system between courses, and the power to upload files or open documents that teachers upload to their respective courses, are not as easy to do as in blackboard, since the software is very friendly for students like us and makes it not cost us work in performing all its functions that it gives us.

Pros

Being still a student, I love the ease with which I can move within the interface and change courses because if you have several subjects, you can easily locate them and see the content very easily. Inside the software, you can see practically everything as if it were a classroom since you can hold virtual meetings, see your content/tasks to do, see your final grades, take your final exams, etc. It is a platform that stands out for its excellence in education since the page rarely crashes or presents some difficulties.

Cons

It may be difficult at first to navigate through the different menus/pages/courses because the platform does not give us that simply look the first time we see it, as unlike its competitors in the market, this one has a slightly less friendly view. But it is rescued if for example our school/university gives us within Blackboard a small tutorial on the essentials you should know about this software.
But honestly, I do not see many cons to Blackboard because it is a platform that gives us what we are looking for and that is why it is one of the top e-learning software.

Khothatso
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A great LMS to use.

Reviewed on 3/8/2022

Pros

Blackboard Learn is a great tool to manage your academic career and it has helped me a great deal especially during the pandemic because I could attend my lessons online. You can literally access everything on your portal with features such as communication and notification features. It is easy to use and provides you with everything you need.

Cons

In the beginning the software would kick me out as I was attending classes and it happened a few times. Otherwise I don't have any problems with the software.

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Blackboard Learn offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$9,500.00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Contact Blackboard for more pricing details.

Blackboard Learn has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Blackboard Learn supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Blackboard Learn supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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Blackboard Learn offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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